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People use rivers for transportation and as a source of natural resources. For example, people draw water from rivers to fulfill their drinking, bathing, irrigation, cooking and industrial needs. People also harvest fish, shellfish, mollusks, ducks and other food animals from rivers.

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    • Which continents does the Arctic Circle pass through?

      Q:Which continents does the Arctic Circle pass through?

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      The Arctic Circle passes through three continents: Asia, Europe and North America. This includes eight countries: Russia, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the United States (Alaska), Denmark (Greenland) and Iceland.

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    • What are the names of some cities in Antarctica?

      Q:What are the names of some cities in Antarctica?

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      There are no true cities on the continent of Antarctica; instead, there are approximately 24 research stations with populations ranging from 1,000 to 4,000 people. The research stations are designed for scientific studies only, and they do not support tourism.

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    • Who first discovered Antarctica?

      Q:Who first discovered Antarctica?

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      The first explorer to gather evidence of Antarctica's existence was Captain James Cook between 1772 and 1775. It was not until subsequent expeditions (1819-1820) by William Smith and James Bransfield that the shore was sighted. It was another year before the American Captain John Davis actually landed on the continent.

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    • What animals live at the North Pole?

      Q:What animals live at the North Pole?

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      Many animals live at the North Pole, commonly referred to as the Arctic region, including arctic foxes, arctic hares, Alaskan malamutes, polar bears, seals and beluga whales. Some animals live closer to the bottom of the Arctic region, like malamutes, while others live close to the physical North Pole like polar bears, seals and whales.

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    • When does Antarctica have its shortest days and longest nights?

      Q:When does Antarctica have its shortest days and longest nights?

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      Antarctica has 24 hours of sunlight every year on December 21, when it is tilted towards the sun. The longest night, with 24 hours of darkness, in Antarctica happens when this southernmost continent is tilted away from the sun.

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    • What animals live in the South Pole?

      Q:What animals live in the South Pole?

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      Penguins are among the few animals that live in the South Pole. The South Pole is situated in the continent of Antarctica, where temperatures are too frigid most months of the year to be able to sustain much animal life. Due to this, there are no land-based vertebrate animals on the continent. In addition to penguins, approximately 200 species of fish are found in Antarctica's waters.

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    • What is a century egg?

      Q:What is a century egg?

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      A century eggs is a Chinese delicacy that consists of an egg that has been preserved over a period of several weeks or months. Though the name implies that these eggs cure for many years, the process actually takes much less time.

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    • What is the size of China?

      Q:What is the size of China?

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      China contains a land area of 9,596,960 square kilometers or 3,696,000 square miles. It is the third largest country in the world in terms of land area, behind only Russia and Canada.

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    • What is the smallest country in Asia?

      Q:What is the smallest country in Asia?

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      The smallest country in Asia is the Republic of Maldives, a country which lies in the Indian ocean region made up of over 1,192 coral islands spread over 90,000 square kilometers. The Maldives total land area is 298 square kilometers and is populated by 324,000 people as of 2012.

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    • What is Asia's archipelago?

      Q:What is Asia's archipelago?

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      The archipelago of Asia forms the largest group of islands in the world and is called the Malay Archipelago. The archipelago is made up of 17,000 islands belonging to Indonesia, 7,000 belonging to the Philippines and the island of New Guinea.

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    • What is the climate in Asia?

      Q:What is the climate in Asia?

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      Asia has a wide variety of climates because of its huge size. Asia has some of the coldest places in the world as well as some of the hottest, driest and wettest places.

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    • What is the climate of Turkey?

      Q:What is the climate of Turkey?

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      Turkey has an overall temperate climate, but since it is located in a geographically diverse area, it contains several different climate regions. Coastal regions have milder weather throughout the year than the more arid interior, especially when compared to the Anatolian plateau.

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